WAYS TO VOLUNTEER:
1. DISTRIBUTION CENTER
The main way to volunteer is at our Distribution Center. This is where we sort, store, pack and distribute all donations for the children we are serving. We provide each child a Care Kit filled with clothing, shoes, and toiletries as well as school supplies, stuffed animals, and books.
When: Monday-Friday between 9am-3pm. We like to schedule volunteers/groups in 2-hour time slots. (NOTE: Due to Covid we have limited volunteering at this time.)
Where: 1850 Truxtun Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (located on the old navy yard) We recommend using the WAZE app to navigate to our facility as Google Maps has yet to update our new entrance location.
- Please contact Christina at Christina@LORkids.org for available volunteer time slots.
REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and if between the ages of 12-15 must be accompanied by a guardian/chaperone. All volunteers must wear a mask/face covering during their time of volunteering as well as complete LOR’s Covid Health Survey prior to each volunteer shift.
2. NEIGHBORHOOD CAPTAIN
Become a Neighborhood Captain in your community! As a NC, you are a voice for LOR. You will help spread the word of our mission and are also a drop-off location for your neighbors. We ask that the NC be willing to collect donations from their neighbors and bring it to our distribution center in North Charleston, M-F between 8:30am-4pm.
Check out a current list of our Neighborhood Captains HERE.
- Please contact Christina at Christina@LORkids.org if you’d like to be added to our list of Neighborhood Captains.
3. FUNDRAISING/COLLECTION DRIVES
Great for all ages! Get creative and conduct your own fundraising/collection drive to benefit LOR! You can raise funds or collect high need items and then drop them off right at our distribution center. We will schedule a day to give you a tour and show you firsthand the importance of how each donation we collect goes directly to a child in need!
4. CHILDREN’S EVENTS
We have two signature events each year where we get to have fun with some of the children we are serving through LOR! Below you will find Saturday events that where we can use YOUR HELP!
❖ Beach Day:
⮚When: August 21, 2021
⮚Where: Folly Beach
⮚What: Foster families and group homes will come to our reserved beach house and our volunteers will help with the set-up and break-down of the event as well as hang out with kids (swimming, playing games, building sandcastles, etc.).
❖ Make A Child Happy Day:
⮚When: November 6, 2021
⮚What: Foster families and group homes will join us for a fun fall carnival hosted at LOR. There are lots of activities including bouncy houses, rides, face painting, hay rides, games, a DJ, and more!
REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers need to be 21 years of age or older and must have a cleared SLED background check before participating at any of LOR’s children’s events. Volunteers are not allowed to bring their own children to LOR’s children’s events.
- Please contact Christina at Christina@LORkids.org if you’re interested in volunteering or sponsoring either of these events.
5. ANNUAL GALA
LOR hosts a very upscale gala annually; our largest fundraising event of the year! There will be raffles, a silent auction, and a live auction along with dinner, cocktails, and a live band! We need several volunteers to make this event run smoothly. We also need volunteers to help with collecting live & silent auction items prior to the day of event.
⮚ When: November 19, 2021
⮚ Where: Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom
⮚ REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
- If you would like any more information on gala needs or are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Christina@lorkids.org
“We cannot thank you enough for the opportunity to be a part of your incredible organization for a day. We wish you much continued success and hope the communities realize what a valuable service you provide. We wish we lived closer so we could volunteer on a regular basis! Keep up the great work! All the best!” ~Tara Elmore